Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England > North East
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 49 96
Rank change year-on-year 0 +47 -23
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 64 65 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.05% 4.41% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 4.98% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 30 29
North East median daily rate £455 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.39% +20.00% -22.21%
10th Percentile £324 £323 £229
90th Percentile £598 £454 £426
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
North East median hourly rate £35.00 - £22.29
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -13.79%

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,098 1,306 1,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.66% 88.54% 86.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 859 1,229
North East median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £235
90th Percentile £564 £536 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 62
North East median hourly rate £16.68 £29.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.48% +7.41% +88.09%
10th Percentile £10.44 £10.95 £11.76
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.60 £36.45
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +7 57 £455 +25.52% 13
Durham +1 5 £348 +2.21% 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 49 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.19%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (39.06%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (35.94%) Degree
5 20 (31.25%) Psychology
5 20 (31.25%) Usability Testing
5 20 (31.25%) Mentoring
6 19 (29.69%) Market Research
7 18 (28.13%) Strategic Thinking
8 17 (26.56%) Decision-Making
8 17 (26.56%) Project Management
9 16 (25.00%) Windows
9 16 (25.00%) Quantitative Research
9 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (25.00%) Qualitative Research
10 15 (23.44%) Open Source
10 15 (23.44%) Linux
10 15 (23.44%) Python
10 15 (23.44%) Java
11 14 (21.88%) C
11 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (21.88%) DevOps
12 13 (20.31%) New Relic
12 13 (20.31%) Ansible
12 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
12 13 (20.31%) Bash Shell
12 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
12 13 (20.31%) Puppet
12 13 (20.31%) High Availability
12 13 (20.31%) Splunk

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.56%) TPMS
3 1 (1.56%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Maximo
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (20.31%) Datadog
4 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (14.06%) NoSQL
2 9 (14.06%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.25%) OLAP
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.56%) HBase
5 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.56%) OLTP
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.56%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
1 10 (15.63%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.56%) ERwin
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) User Researcher
2 13 (20.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Data Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Developer
4 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (4.69%) Digital User Researcher
5 3 (4.69%) ETL Developer
5 3 (4.69%) Junior
5 3 (4.69%) Junior DevOps
5 3 (4.69%) Junior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.69%) Senior User Researcher
6 2 (3.13%) Capability Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Lead Architect
6 2 (3.13%) Product Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Product Owner
7 1 (1.56%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (1.56%) Java Software Architect
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) Angular 2
3 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.56%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) Node.js
3 1 (1.56%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) Velocity
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
3 8 (12.50%) Blog
4 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.81%) User Experience
5 4 (6.25%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) Unix
4 3 (4.69%) AIX
4 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.56%) MVS
5 1 (1.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (31.25%) Mentoring
3 20 (31.25%) Psychology
3 20 (31.25%) Usability Testing
4 19 (29.69%) Market Research
5 18 (28.13%) Strategic Thinking
6 17 (26.56%) Decision-Making
6 17 (26.56%) Project Management
7 16 (25.00%) Qualitative Research
7 16 (25.00%) Quantitative Research
8 15 (23.44%) Open Source
9 14 (21.88%) DevOps
10 13 (20.31%) Configuration Management
10 13 (20.31%) High Availability
11 12 (18.75%) Analytics
12 11 (17.19%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
13 10 (15.63%) BDD
14 9 (14.06%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) Java
1 15 (23.44%) Python
2 14 (21.88%) C
3 13 (20.31%) Bash Shell
3 13 (20.31%) C++
3 13 (20.31%) Perl
3 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
3 13 (20.31%) Ruby
4 7 (10.94%) SQL
5 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.69%) VBA
6 2 (3.13%) C#
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.13%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.56%) COBOL
7 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) Degree
2 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
3 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) APMP
4 2 (3.13%) CIPD
4 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.56%) APMG
5 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Ansible
1 13 (20.31%) Nagios
1 13 (20.31%) Puppet
2 10 (15.63%) Kubernetes
2 10 (15.63%) Packer
2 10 (15.63%) Terraform
3 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) New Relic
1 13 (20.31%) Splunk
2 11 (17.19%) Oracle
3 8 (12.50%) Cloudera
3 8 (12.50%) Hortonworks
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.25%) SAP
5 4 (6.25%) Tableau
6 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.13%) Informatica
8 1 (1.56%) Cubic Transportation
8 1 (1.56%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow